1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia intercedens (E.Wimm.) Thulin

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

    Lobeliaceae, M. Thulin. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

    Habit
    Annual erect herb, 6–25 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stem sparsely to much branched, triangular and rather broadly winged, sparsely pubescent or subglabrous below.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 15–3 5 x 10–17 mm., broadly ovate, gradually narrowing upwards, acute to obtuse at the apex, gradually or abruptly narrowing below into a petiole–like base, serrate–dentate, sparsely pubescent on both sides or glabrous; venation prominent beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax terminal and axillary leafy racemes; pedicels up to 6–12 mm. long, finely papillose; upper bracts linear or lanceolate, equalling or shorter than pedicels; bracteoles 0·4–0·5 mm. long, linear, inserted at the base, middle or top of the pedicel.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium obconical, 8–10–nerved, glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx–lobes narrowly triangular, ± spreading, 1·6–4 mm. long, 0·6–1 mm. wide at the base, entire, ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla 4·5–5·5 mm. long, blue or pale blue, split to 1–1·4 mm. from the base on the back, papillose inside on the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments linear, all pubescent below, attached to the corolla–tube at the base.
    Anthers
    Anther–tube 0·6–1 mm. long, sparsely pubescent on the back; the two lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary semi–inferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule obconical, sometimes narrowly so, 8–10–nerved with 2 valves 1·2–2 mm, long, inferior part of capsule 3–4·5 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, 0·4–0·5 mm. long, very finely striate, brown.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Lobelia intercedens (E.Wimm.) Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Fanshawe, D.B. [9675], Zambia K000285957
    Jan 1, 1984 Wild, H. [6079], Zimbabwe K000285958
    Jan 1, 1984 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000285955 holotype
    Jan 1, 1984 Pawek, J. [7093], Malawi K000285954
    Jan 1, 1984 Wilberforce, P.W. [83], Zambia K000285956

    First published in Fl. Zambes. 7(1): 136 (1983)

    Accepted by

    • Lammers, T.G. (2007). World checklist and bibliography of Campanulaceae: 1-675. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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